The Greatest Match Of Wimbledon?

The Greatest Wimblefon Finals Of All Time - Pro Era (Your Choice)

  • 1980 - Bjorn Borg d John McEnroe 1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–7(16–18), 8–6

    Votes: 7 25.9%
  • 1990 - Stefan Edberg d Boris Becker 6–2, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2007 - Roger Federer d Rafa Nadal 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–2

    Votes: 1 3.7%
  • 2008 - Nadal d Federer 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7

    Votes: 11 40.7%
  • 2009 - Federer d Andy Roddick 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 16–14

    Votes: 2 7.4%
  • 2019 - Novak Djokovic d Federer 7–6(7–5), 1–6, 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 13–12(7–3)

    Votes: 6 22.2%
  • OTHER ..........?

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    27

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
For years now all concerned from the media to players go to the rivalry of Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal as the greatest with their 2008 Wimbledon Final being labeled "The Greatest Match!" I just happened upon a tape with misc. clips of TV shows, movies, and the 2019 Wimbledon Final with Djokovic and Federer! It came to me that ESPN Classic or TCC might not readily and automatically go to '08 from now on with the 2019 Final ending in the new TB at 12-ALL! Will that make a difference with people? I would think 2019 replaces '08 unless you want to think FEDAL a lot more prominent in history than Fedovic will ever be! I'll go with '80, Borg's 5th! :unsure:
 
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Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Rafa and Fed are simply more popular, more recognizable, and more liked by fans. Don't think they would play the WC19 more often.

Plus, I will never watch that match again, but the 08 I can live with. Sure many Fed fans feel the same.
 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
Why is Nadal/Federer Wimbledon 2008 considered the greatest match ever? Djokovic/Wawrinka AO2013 was better in terms of incredible shotmaking, offense and defense combined with bludgeoning power in a 5 set thriller! Federer/Safin was also a great 5 setter at AO2005 as was Djokovic/Nadal 2012 AO final.
 
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2018 Wimbledon QF Nadal def. Del Potro 75 67(7) 46 64 64 :)
Rafa with the greatest drop shots in the history of tennis.
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
Why is Nadal/Federer Wimbledon 2008 considered the greatest match ever? Djokovic/Wawrinka AO2013 was better in terms of incredible shotmaking, offense and defense combined with bludgeoning power in a 5 set thriller! Federer/Safin was also a great 5 setter at AO2005 as was Djokovic/Nadal 2012 AO final.
Hello! Check the topic! We're talking Wimbledons babe! :-D
 

tonylg

Legend
It’s still Borg - McEnroe
I'm a Fed fan and nothing comes close to 1980. And I didn't really like either Borg or McEnroe!

Connors over McEnroe in 82 was better than the recent ones, as was Edberg over Becker in 90.

A lot of recency bias going on.



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MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
Wimbledon finals should not have tiebreakers.
I hate how they've nuetered the slams.

My point still stands. Why is Wimbledon 2008 final considered the "greatest match ever"?
The current era was at the height of it's popularity. The story was there, the match took all day and we had no idea what would happen, Nadal's 3 year story culminated. So many reasons. Matches have had better quality groundstrokes for sure, but the total package of this generation was Wimby 08. It'll be a LONG time if ever, that as many non-fans watch a match again like W8, it was pop culture :D

 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
I hate how they've nuetered the slams.



The current era was at the height of it's popularity. The story was there, the match took all day and we had no idea what would happen, Nadal's 3 year story culminated. So many reasons. Matches have had better quality groundstrokes for sure, but the total package of this generation was Wimby 08. It'll be a LONG time if ever, that as many non-fans watch a match again like W8, it was pop culture :D

Imagine if somebody had told you on that very day on Sunday July 6, 2008 that in 11 years time, Federer and Nadal will meet again at Wimbledon!!! :-D :laughing: We'd have thought "No way, they'll both be long retired by then!" LOL
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
My point still stands. Why is Wimbledon 2008 final considered the "greatest match ever"?
I don't! That's the consensus amongst tennis aficionados! I can't even remember if I watched it back then in '08! I never was a fan of Nadal so I couldn't save it to tape which keeps "this senior's" brain cooking! I have to see some things repeatedly to remember them at times! :unsure:
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
For the WTA
Imagine if somebody had told you on that very day on Sunday July 6, 2008 that in 11 years time, Federer and Nadal will meet again at Wimbledon!!! :-D :laughing: We'd have thought "No way, they'll both be long retired by then!" LOL
Who's your avi MikeySams?
 

tonylg

Legend
The current era was at the height of it's popularity. The story was there, the match took all day and we had no idea what would happen, Nadal's 3 year story culminated. So many reasons. Matches have had better quality groundstrokes for sure, but the total package of this generation was Wimby 08. It'll be a LONG time if ever, that as many non-fans watch a match again like W8, it was pop culture :D
Same could be said for when as a wildcard, Goran won in an epic after trying for over a decade, with Rafter losing two close finals in a row. Now THAT'S drama.

Or Becker vs Edberg in 1990, which was effectively a tie breaker after they had one go each way the previous two years. That match had everything.

How many people saying either of the two recent matches were the best were adults watching the above two matches live .. and how many were just kids who've at best seen youtube replays?
 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
I noticed that the Federer/Nadal Wimbledon 2008 match wasn't recorded in HD. It seems they began using HD cameras starting in 2009 when HD televisions were coming out. That's why from looking at the 2008 Wimbledon final on YouTube, it's not sharp or crisp in quality as compared to Federer/Roddick Wimbledon final 2009 and the matches following that.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
I noticed that the Federer/Nadal Wimbledon 2008 match wasn't recorded in HD. It seems they began using HD cameras starting in 2009 when HD televisions were coming out. That's why from looking at the 2008 Wimbledon final on YouTube, it's not sharp or crisp in quality as compared to Federer/Roddick Wimbledon final 2009 and the matches following that.
Isn't it weird how we've only had HD for like a decade when you consider how long the history of the world is? A shame. Imagine some of the events of world history being available in HD lol. I wanna see King Tut's reign highlights, and crispy MJ at Wimby :p

 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
Isn't it weird how we've only had HD for like a decade when you consider how long the history of the world is? A shame. Imagine some of the events of world history being available in HD lol. I wanna see King Tut's reign highlights, and crispy MJ at Wimby :p

They released Thriller in select theaters for a short time in HD. I never saw it but people said it was remarkably well done.
 

tonylg

Legend
Isn't it weird how we've only had HD for like a decade when you consider how long the history of the world is? A shame. Imagine some of the events of world history being available in HD lol. I wanna see King Tut's reign highlights, and crispy MJ at Wimby :p

Surprised Michael Jackson videos are still on YouTube. Anyone know if he associated with Jeffery Epstein, or did Michael like his victims even younger?
 
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